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Light Up The Night With DIY Lanterns

With the nights getting longer, there is even more incentive to light them up. After the editors of Gardenista ran across this colored lantern set from Darby Smart, they decided to test the…

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Make This Lasting Bouquet That Needs No Water

Did you know that you can transform awkward, leggy, overgrown succulents into a bouquet that requires no watering? Gardenista editor Michelle recently learned this. Here's what she writes: "I disco…

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A Milky Way Pumpkin for Halloween

For this Halloween season, Gardenista editor Erin carved a starry pumpkin that doesn't require very many special skills, yet still manages to look grown up. Here's how: Above: To begin, Erin ch…

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Why a 222-Year-Old Garden Book is Still the Best

Every year at this time the new edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac goes on sale, and the 2014 version is now on the shelves. You might have resisted picking it up because you assumed it was just …

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Create a Festive and Spooky Planter for Halloween

Spotted: A brewing witch's cauldron of a planter in Brooklyn. Festive neighbors filled their typically staid black planters with combinations of plants that look positively spooky for Halloween. Fil…

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Healthy Kale Salad With Apples and Almonds

Aside from being delicious, kale salads are also delightfully portable. Just ask Gardenista editor Erin. Where regular old lettuce would wilt into a slimy mess, kale positively shines given a bit of…

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How to Make Dried Hydrangea Garlands

Hydrangeas are flowers that keep on giving; first as bold pom poms which bloom throughout the summer, then as dried, papery clusters that last into the fall. Recently Gardenista contributor Justine …

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Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Houseplant

Struggling to find the perfect houseplant? When it comes to plants you'll share space with, emotions run high. You may want a leafy houseplant, or maybe one that's small and tidy. Perhaps a tropic…

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Preserving Seeds for Next Year

The signs of a shift in the season are evident in the garden. As crops begin to go to seed, rather than bemoaning the end of the summer and yanking withered plants out of the earth, gather the prec…

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The Secret Behind Beautiful Farmers’ Market Bouquets

Labor Day might signify the unofficial end of summer for us humans, but our many-petaled friends know better than to think we've entered fall just yet. In New York, September means farmers' mark…

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